The objective of this paper describes a new method to design a micro-gripper. In the paper, we use compliant mechanism actuated by micro combined V-shape electrothermal actuator to design a microgripper that the claw can clip the micro object. The compliant mechanism employs flexible to generate movement without any hinge; therefore, it is suitable for MEMS manufacture. The design of micro-gripper is accomplished in compliant mechanism with topology optimum and solved by sequential linear programming (SLP) methods. The design considerations, the analysis method, and the design results are discussed.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.